Veterans

Veterans

Your Future….NOW!

DCC welcomes you! As a “Military Friendly Campus,” we have staff dedicated to helping eligible veterans, dependents, reservists, guardsmen and disabled veterans (service related) in the pursuit of education. This includes higher education, retraining, vocational skills or lifelong learning. The staff at DCC are dedicated to guiding you through the process of claiming your benefits through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

attending-vetsWith 3.4M manufacturing jobs likely to be needed by 2025, this is an ideal time to begin your career in advanced manufacturing. DCC awards college credits, which count towards your degree, for your military experience. With accelerated training in the fields of precision machining technology and dimensional inspection, you can quickly earn your degree and enter the workforce. With these highly sought after advanced manufacturing skills you have a great opportunity to increase your earnings.

Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Integrated Machining Technology Program

The Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) Program at the Gene Haas Center is a specialized third-year advanced manufacturing program conducted in a high precision CNC manufacturing cell equipped with industry relevant technology. Supported by a faculty with extensive manufacturing experience, this program is specifically designed to prepare you for a career in high precision manufacturing. Students apply their skills in an advanced machining flow-cell and receive fully integrated training that meets the needs of today’s industries. Learn More…

Precision Machining Program

The Precision Machining Technology Program provides students with the skills necessary for high paying jobs in precision manufacturing. Over the past 10 years, the program has acquired an impressive job placement rate in this fast-growing field, with new opportunities across the nation. Students gain knowledge in a wide variety of machining applications, such as basic machine tool operation and CNC programming. Learn More…

Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program

DCC’s in-depth Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program covers all of the necessary topics to become a dimensional inspector in a precision manufacturing or design environment. Students in this program must complete a minimum of 28 credit hours, making it possible for them to complete all courses in 9 months. Learn More…

Short-Term and Specialized Training

HTEC Teacher Training Program

DCC is proud to be one of four teacher training and certificate centers in North America. Our Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) is dedicated to teacher training for high school and community college machine shop instructors. HTEC also provides customized CNC training opportunities for incumbent workers, manufacturers, veterans and other adult learners. Learn More…

Additional Short-Term and Specialized Training

DCC offers a wide variety of short-term and specialized training. Whether you simply want to strengthen your skills with a one-day refresher course or attend a three week open entry manufacturing course, we have a customized training option for you. Our specialized training courses are designed to provide incumbent workers, manufacturers, veterans, and other adult learners with the opportunity to further their knowledge of CNC manufacturing and keep current with the latest technology. Learn More…

The Scholarship Program at DCC

DCC offers a variety of scholarships for students in many categories. To apply now, please visit DCC Scholarship Application. Please see below to read about our Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships.

Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships

We have scholarship programs specifically targeted to students wishing to enter the precision machining field.

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships

GHFDanville Community College (DCC) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) receive an annual award from the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) that will be used to provide scholarships to future students enrolled in the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining Program and the Precision Machining Technology Program at Danville Community College.  Read more...

Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship

Female students attending Danville Community College and who are interested in pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing can now apply for the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship to continue their education. This scholarship has been established by the DCC Educational Foundation and is awarded annually to females enrolling in the Dimensional Inspection Program or the Integrated Machining Technology Program.  Read more...

James R. Meissner, II Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The James R. Meissner II Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Judith Meissner in January 1998 in memory of her husband who was a long-time faculty member in the Precision Machining Technology program. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time freshman or sophomore who is enrolled in the Precision Machining Technology program and who has maintained at least a 3.00 GPA.  Read more...

Is Machining Right for You?

To find out if a career in machining is right for you, please visit My Next Move and search Manufacturing under “Browse careers by industry.”

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Program of Interest

Start at Our Office of Veterans Affairs
If you are a veteran wanting to start or restart your education, your first stop should be at our Veterans Affairs Office located in the Student Center on the DCC Campus. Office hours are from 10 am to 2 pm daily by appointment. Please email the office at tkelley@dcc.vccs.edu for an appointment or call 434-797-8489.

We look forward to welcoming you home and helping you pursue your educational goals and your next phase of civilian life.

Student Veterans Organization
DCC has a chapter of the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) that gives veterans a voice on campus regarding their needs, as well as providing a forum for veterans to socialize and assist one another in adjusting to campus life. The organization membership meets once a month on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:00-12:00 in the Student Center Conference room. Membership is free. Come join us and help us to make veterans voices heard on the DCC campus. For more information, please visit DCC SVO. If you still have questions, please email the officers of the organization at dccsvo@dcc.vccs.edu.

To become a member, please fill out the membership form. Drop the form off at the Veterans Affairs Office in the Student Center. We look forward to welcoming you to our ranks.

How to Get Around DCC

Contacts

Fred Betts

Fred Betts

Career Coach
434-766-6624
fbetts@dcc.vccs.edu

Amanda Hylton

Amanda Hylton

Program Administrator
434-766-6607
Amanda.hylton@dcc.vccs.edu

DCC Main Campus
1008 S Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
434-797-2222

Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining
230 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24540
434-766-6607

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